postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

‘I smashed my head on the glass coffee table and woke up with no idea what month it was. In tears, my mom called the geneticist. If I wanted to keep living, I NEEDED a service dog.’ Woman recalls how dog has saved her life ‘countless times’

“The last thing I remember was yelling for my mom. She raced up the stairs, only to be shocked. My tiny puppy had grabbed onto my sweater and was pulling with all of his might in the opposite direction to keep me from falling off the toilet and getting yet another concussion. If you talk to any dog mom they’ll tell you their dog is their world, but my dog GAVE me my world.”

‘I’m going to pass out.’ She yelled, ‘Sit down, sit down!’ I bent my knees and that’s it. I fell, hitting my head on the concrete floor. This is when all my issues began.’ Young woman’s harrowing journey to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis

“I started a job at a hospital. I got stuck with a dirty needle and had to get blood work done to protect myself. The nurse started drawing my blood, and it was going everywhere. ‘I’m about to pass out,’ I told the doctor. I woke up to them all holding me, telling me once again, I had a seizure. I knew something was wrong.”

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